Saraswati Puja, January 27, 2018

Saraswati Pujo, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Sanskriti,

We look forward to celebrating Saraswati Puja 2018 again this year with you, your family, and friends. Please join us on January 27 (10 AM to 10 PM) at

Gaithersburg High School
101 Education Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

All information on Registration, Pujo, Food Menu, Cultural Programs, and Childrens’ Competitions is provided below.

10 AM Puja

  • Hatekhori (11:30)
  • Pushpanjali (12:00)
12:00 PM Lunch (Children and People with Special Needs)
12:30 PM Lunch (All)
1 PM – 3 PM Children’s Competition

  • Recitation
  • Drawing
3:15 PM Cultural Program

  • Ha-ja-ba-ra-la
  • Patro Patri Sangbad (drama)
  • Saraswatir Gappo Gujab (children’s program)
5 PM Snack and Tea/Coffee
6 PM Children’s Prize Distribution
6:15 PM RHYTHM SPEC Band (New Jersey)
8 PM Dinner


Online registration ends January 25, 2018 at 11:59pm

Please register at

Registration Instructions: Login using the above URL.  If you wish to pay member rates and are currently (as of December 23, 2017) not an Annual Member for 2018 or a Life Member​, you need to register first to pay the membership fee and become a member. Once registered as a member, you can avail the member rates by using the EVENTS tab at the top of the page to return to the Saraswati Puja registration. If there is a problem, please log out and log in again. For queries, please contact


Alternatively, you can pay for the Saraswati Puja as a non-member by paying non-member rates.

Mail-in registration is now closed. If you wish to pay by check, please pay at the registration desk. To avail online rates, please register online.

Food Menu
Adult Lunch Kid’s Lunch Snacks Kid’s Snack Adult Dinner Kid’s Dinner
Khichuri Pizza Samosa Chicken Nuggets Pulao Hakka Noodles
Beguni Juice Muri Goat Curry Tandoori Chicken
Labra Cup Cake Chanachur Cholar Daal with Coconut Brownie
Vegetable cutlet   Aachar Mixed Vegetable   
    Matar Paneer (for Veg only)  
Chutney     Pineapple Chutney  
Sweet     Sweet  



Cultural Program

An evening of sensory delights is being planned for your pleasure. At this time we are happy to announce as our headliner group an outstanding, versatile, and dynamic ten-member band from New Jersey, reputed as one of the best Bangla music bands in the USA:


You may preview their performance here.

Other programs include:



Children’s Competition


Please encourage your children (ages 14 and under) to participate in these wonderful
opportunities and to showcase their cultural knowledge and creativity.

Poems for Recitation Competition (1:00-2:00 PM):



5-7 years

ছুটির দিনে “Chhutir Dine” by Rabindranath Tagore

8-10 years

সৎপাত্র  “Satpatra” by Sukumar Ray


গোঁফ চুরি “Gonph Churi” by Sukumar Ray

 All these poems are linked above.


Themes for Drawing Competition (2:00-3:00 PM):

(A 17×11 sheet of art paper and crayons will be provided)



5-7 years

My Birthday Party

8-10 years

County Fair

11-14 years

Save the Earth


Please register with your child’s name, age, and interest and email Children can register at any time before the event (by noon on the day of the event).


We hope you will join us on this happy occasion.


Sanskriti BOD 2018